The recovery of large, medium and small End Of Life tyres

The collection of small, medium and large ELTs of Ecopneus in 2021

Tipology of ELTs Collected amounts
in tonnes, as of 31st March 2021
Small ELTs (< 33,25 kg)
Such as those for Motorbikes, Scooters, Quads, MP3s, Enduros, Automobiles, SUVs, LCVs, Caravans
40.419
Medium ELTs (from 33,25 kg to 147,25 kg)
Such as those for Trucks, Buses, Traction Units, Trailers
10.588
Large ELTs ( > 147,25 kg)
Such as those for Industrial, agricultural, earthwork
1.011
(yearly collection target: 3.229 tonnes)
Watch also the data of large, medium and small ELT collection in 2020

The collection of small, medium and large ELTs of Ecopneus in 2020

Tipology of ELTs Collected amounts
in tonnes, as of 31tst December 2020
Small ELTs (from 0 kg to 10 kg) Motorbikes, Scooters, Quads, MP3s, Enduros, Automobiles, SUVs, LCVs, Caravans 148.037
Medium ELTs (from 11 kg to 109 kg) Trucks, Buses, Traction Units, Trailers 36.502
Large ELTs (from 110 kg to 750 kg) Industrial, agricultural, earthwork 5.030
(yearly collection target: 6.500 tonnes)
Watch also the data of large, medium and small ELT collection in 2019

The collection of small, medium and large ELTs of Ecopneus in 2019

Tipology of ELTs Collected amounts (tonnes)
Small ELTs (from 0 kg to 10 kg) Motorbikes, Scooters, Quads, MP3s, Enduros, Automobiles, SUVs, LCVs, Caravans 174.265
Medium ELTs (from 11 kg to 109 kg) Trucks, Buses, Traction Units, Trailers 42.874
Large ELTs (from 110 kg to 750 kg) Industrial, agricultural, earthwork 3.281(target di raccolta: 3.197 tonnellate)

The management of the collection of small, medium and large ELTs  

About 350,000 tonnes of tyres reach their end of life in Italy every year. They derive from the replacement of tyres of the circulating vehicles: the data highlight that about 30 million automobile tyres are placed on the spare parts market every year; moreover, another 2 million tyres for trucks, 3 million tyres of 2-wheeled vehicles, and over 300,000 tyres for the industrial and agricultural vehicles.  

The latter represent a small quota compared to what is placed on the overall market: about 0.9%. However, by looking at the percentage in weight compared to the total, the quota goes up to over 4%. This is due to the large dimensions and subsequent weight of this typology of End-of-Life Tyres.

As it is easy to imagine, the characteristics of this typology of tyres require a high level of specialisation and technical equipment from the part of the companies that deal with tyre collection, transfer, and transport to treatment centres. They also require important management efforts to guarantee that all these End-of-Life tyres are correctly recovered all over Italy.

Finally, even the areas where large the End-of-Life Tyres are generated (farms, quarries, industrial sites) are usually located outside large urban centres or in places which cannot be easily reached. This makes their collection even more expensive and complex.  

Also for these reasons, the effort of Ecopneus is even more important, as it guarantees ELT collection all over the national territory, small islands included, and their recovery and recycling from the part of the treatment companies part of the  Ecopneus chain.

Number of ELTs collected during every intervention

Another useful indicator of the capillarity of the Ecopneus collection on the territory is the number of “pieces” collected during every ELT intervention carried out at spare parts operators’. The lower the number of ELTs per single collection, the more capillary the collection has been and has involved small spare parts centres located in remote places. Indeed, ELT collection carried out at small generation points (tyre dealers, service stations, mechanics etc.) is more expensive as it is less efficient compared to the interventions carried out at large tyre replacement centres (where it is possible to collect many more ELTs with a single collection). If we take into consideration “manual” interventions, that is, carried out without the help of dedicated containers, and that represent 94% of the overall collection of Ecopneus, we notice that in 58% of the collections carried out by Ecopneus in 2019 less that 200 “pieces” have been collected.  This quota goes up to 75% if we consider also the collection activities with less than 300 pieces.

The collection is aligned with the expectations also in 2021.

Number of ELTs collected during every intervention in 2020 and 2021

 

  2020 2021
(as of 31st March 2021)
Number of pieces Nr. collections % Nr. collections %
≤ 100 12.907 21% 2.849 18,2%
from 101 to 200 19.331 31% 4.567 29,2%
from 201 to 300 11.438 18% 3.005 19,2%
more than 300 18.504 30% 5.225 33,4%
TOTAL 62.180 100% 15.646 100%

Relationship between withdrawal requests received and requests processed

The map at the bottom of the page contains the data referring to the relationship between the ELT withdrawal requests entered into Ecopneus’ computer system by the spare parts operators (tyre dealers, service stations, garages) and the withdrawal requests processed by Ecopneus through its partner companies. Any deviations between the two values may be due to the way in which the ELT withdrawal requests are handled, as the withdrawal requests received may in some cases be handled in the following month. Visit also our page on the monthly trend of ELT collection to find out the data of Ecopneus’ ELT collection of ELTs month by month, for each Italian Region.

Relationship between withdrawal requests received and requests processed

The map at the bottom of the page contains the data referring to the relationship between the ELT withdrawal requests entered into Ecopneus’ computer system by the spare parts operators (tyre dealers, service stations, garages) and the withdrawal requests processed by Ecopneus through its partner companies. Any deviations between the two values may be due to the way in which the ELT withdrawal requests are handled, as the withdrawal requests received may in some cases be handled in the following month. Visit also our page on the monthly trend of ELT collection to find out the data of Ecopneus’ ELT collection of ELTs month by month, for each Italian Region.

Valle d'Aosta Piemonte Lombardia Trentino-Alto Adige Friuli-Venezia Giulia Veneto Emilia Romagna Liguria Toscana Umbria Marche Abruzzo Molise Puglia Basilicata Calabria Sicilia Campania Lazio Sardegna

Relationship between the collection requests entered into the Ecopneus IT system and processed collection requests

 

Data updated as of 31st March 2021

Region Collection requests entered Processed collection requests Relationship  entered requests/ processed requests
Abruzzo 392 417 106%
Basilicata 133 115 86%
Calabria 514 401 78%
Campania 1.413 1.647 117%
Emilia-Romagna 1.142 1.123 98%
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 266 277 104%
Lazio 1.656 1.610 97%
Liguria 599 752 126%
Lombardia 2.546 3.164 124%
Marche 502 550 110%
Molise 119 112 94%
Piemonte 877 1061 121%
Puglia 816 750 92%
Sardegna 523 460 88%
Sicilia 1.454 1.398 96%
Toscana 1.021 1.106 108%
Trentino-Alto Adige 314 325 104%
Umbria 182 176 97%
Valle d’Aosta 35 47 134%
Veneto 1.283 1.227 96%
TOTAL 15.787 16.718 106%
Find out more about the data referring to the collection requests received and processed in 2020

Relationship between the collection requests entered into the Ecopneus IT system and processed collection requests

Data updated as of 31st December 2020

Region Collection requests entered Processed collection requests Relationship  entered requests/ processed requests
Abruzzo 1.624 1.527 94%
Basilicata 589 474 80%
Calabria 2.530 2.338 92%
Campania 5.420 5.066 93%
Emilia-Romagna 5.140 4.859 95%
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 1.249 1.233 99%
Lazio 7.382 6.921 94%
Liguria 2.010 1.941 97%
Lombardia 10.633 10.897 102%
Marche 2.282 2.131 93%
Molise 494 469 95%
Piemonte 3.896 3.929 101%
Puglia 3.780 3.463 92%
Sardegna 2.232 2.065 93%
Sicilia 6.441 6.330 98%
Toscana 4.758 4.236 89%
Trentino-Alto Adige 1.599 1.581 99%
Umbria 842 694 82%
Valle d’Aosta 244 244 100%
Veneto 5.709 5.676 99%
TOTAL 68.854 66.074 96%
Find out more about the data referring to the collection requests received and processed in 2019

Relationship between the collection requests entered into the Ecopneus IT system and processed collection requests in 2019

 

Region Collection requests entered Processed collection requests Relationship  entered requests/ processed requests 
Abruzzo 1.869 1.878 100%
Basilicata 692 719 104%
Calabria 3.887 3.609 93%
Campania 7.954 7.850 99%
Emilia-Romagna 6.684 6.372 95%
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 1.511 1.459 97%
Lazio 11.025 10.909 99%
Liguria 2.550 2.437 96%
Lombardia 13.090 12.135 93%
Marche 2.718 2.753 101%
Molise 447 439 98%
Piemonte 5.125 4.952 97%
Puglia 7.730 7.416 96%
Sardegna 3.057 2.920 96%
Sicilia 7.200 7.205 100%
Toscana 5.651 5.550 98%
Trentino-Alto Adige 1.866 1.776 95%
Umbria 1.090 1.052 97%
Valle d’Aosta 331 316 95%
Veneto 6.765 6.553 97%